STAY SAFE: Large fire in Stafford

PHOTO: West Way fire
West Way fire

Colleagues from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are asking residents in Highfields, Stafford, to keep their doors and windows closed while they tackle a large fire.

Police initially responded to reports of anti-social behaviour near to a disused pub, The West Way, in West Way, just after 4.20pm.
Officers attended and found no one at the premises but it was insecure. The company responsible for the premises were notified and asked to attend to secure it.
However, when the company attended at around 6.45pm police were called back to the pub due to further anti-social behaviour in the area.
Upon arrival officers found smoke coming from within the pub and colleagues from the fire service were notified immediately and have been at the scene since.

The road remains closed as a safety precaution. If you live within the area please keep your doors and windows shut.

It is likely that the closure will remain in place for the night so please avoid the area. Thank you.